February 2019 Blog Posts (19)


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Booze News: Two Ton Brewing Preparing New Beer for 5th Anniversary

Two Ton Brewing, the long-time contract brewer that recently set up shop in Kenilworth, NJ, is set to celebrate its 5th Anniversary this year, and they'll do so with a new bottle offering.  According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Two Ton received approval on February 19th for a bottle label for Ebullient.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 26, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Wet Ticket Brewing Registers Label for Galaxy Shaker

According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Rahway, New Jersey's Wet Ticket Brewing received approval on February 18th for a can label for Galaxy Shaker.

Galaxy Shaker is an 8.2% ABV Imperial India Pale Ale with Lactose according to the can label.  Can art profiles the beer as a "DDH Imperial New England IPA…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 25, 2019 at 4:15pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Flying Fish Brewing Company Set To Debut Tradewinds Tropical Wheat

According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on February 14th, Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, New Jersey received approval for a can label for Tradewinds Tropical Wheat.

Tradewinds Tropical Wheat is a 5.7% ABV Ale brewed with Passionfruit and Guava set to be released in pint-sized cans.  Can art…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 25, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing New Version of DDH Yacht Juice

Icarus Brewing Company is taking their most popular and adding a twist with their new favorite hop.  The Lakewood, NJ brewery is set to announce that they will be canning DDH Yacht Juice with Bru-1.

DDH Yacht Juice with Bru-1 is an 8% ABV Imperial IPA.  Can art reads, "Imperial India Pale Ale Hopped with Citra,…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Magnify Adding Another Variant to Short Stack Series

According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureay (TTB), Fairfield, NJ's Magnify Brewing Company received approval on February 17th for a can label for Blueberry Short Stack. This will be the 8th beer in Magnify's Breakfast DIPA series.

According to label art, Blueberry Short Stack will be an 8% DIPA brewed with oats,…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 20, 2019 at 8:24am — No Comments


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Booze News: Conclave Brewing Receives TTB Approval for Moonwater Label

Right before Thanksgiving, Conclave Brewing debuted another in a long line of stellar IPA offerings - Moonwater.  Now, according to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), it appears the Flemington, NJ brewery might be gearing up to can Moonwater.

On February 15th, Conclave received TTB approval for a can label for…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Flying Fish Brewing Company Gearing Up For Busy March

Known widely for their Exit Series which produced beers for each exit on the New Jersey Turnpike to reflect the diversity of the Garden State, Somerdale, NJ's Flying Fish Brewing Company has been on the scene in various forms since 1995.  In recent years, a rebranding and an uptick in limited release modern styles has seen renewed popularity in the brewery.  Now, it appears Flying Fish's…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 19, 2019 at 8:58am — No Comments


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Review: Plasencia 146 Cosecha

Plasencia 146 Cosecha La Vega

Size: 5.25 x 52

Vitola: Robusto Gordo

Wrapper: Honduras…

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Added by 007MI6 on February 15, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments


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Cigar News: Jessi Flores Leaves Drew Estate/Subculture Studios

February 14, 2019--Drew Estate, a global manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars announced today that Jessi Flores, Director of Subculture Studios, is leaving the company to pursue new business ventures.



Jessi is a twenty-year veteran, having joined Drew Estate in 1999 after founder Jonathan Drew discovered his unique style of street art on the walls of Estelí, Nicaragua.  During his tenure, Mr. Flores has been a driving force behind the…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 14, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Shipping Tyrannical Buc This April

February 13, 2019--Jas Sum Kral Cigars has announced that the upcoming Tyrannical Buc, which was announced in January, will be shipping to retailers this April.

"Fresh from the gifted intellect of creator Riste Ristevski, this first-rate cigar yields a true power house blend of entrancing flavors and palate-pleasing complexity…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 13, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Two Ton Brewing To Can Do What's In Your Heart

Two Ton Brewing has been contract brewing since 2015, but it wasn't until October of 2018 that the brewery firmly established permanent residence in Kenilworth, New Jersey.  Since opening, Two Ton has been working on furthering their distribution model, and, according to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), we have insight into the next can offering we might see from Two Ton.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 13, 2019 at 8:05am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Mombacho Cigars Restructures Marketing Team

February 11, 2019--The Granada based premium boutique cigar manufacturer announced

today a management restructuring after Mombacho Cigars, S.A. and Rob Rasmussen, Brand Manager, made the joint decision to end their work relationship effective February 11, 2019. Jaxsears Inc. will now lead Mombacho’s marketing activities while Rob Rasmussen will continue pursuing other professional interests.…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 11, 2019 at 5:01pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Co., Dark City Brewing Company and Last Wave Brewing Co. Collaborate on Jersey Triad

We've recently announced the news of a collaboration between Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Co and Seaside Heights' Heavy Reel Brewing Company, but that is not the only big Icarus collaboration debuting this week. According to Jason Goldstein, owner and head brewer at Icarus, the brewery is working with Asbury Park's Dark City Brewing Company and Point Pleasant…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Releasing Heavy Reel Collab, Just Wing It

Back in late December 2017, Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company released a collaboration with Seaside Heights' Heavy Reel Brewing Company called Bay Dreamer that was later canned and released by Icarus.  Now, it appears that the two breweries are working on releasing another collaboration - Just Wing It.

In September 2018, Heavy Reel debuted Just Wing It on draft in their tap room.  Listed as a 7.5% ABV Milk Stout, Heavy Reel profiled this collaboration with Icarus as "jam…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Kane Brewing Company Set to Release Horus Collab, A Bird To Explore All Shores

What do you get when you take, arguably, New Jersey's best brewery and add in one of the top barrel-aging programs in the world?  According to a filing on February 7th with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), you get A Bird To Explore All Shores.

On October 27, 2017, Ocean Township, New Jersey's Kane Brewing Company…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 11, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Hires Dave Lafferty as Vice President of Sales

February 6th, 2019--David Lafferty has been named the future Vice President of Sales at

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT).



Lafferty spent eleven years employed with Drew Estate in a sales position. He began his career as the New

England Sales Representative to be promoted to the East Coast Regional Sales Manager and…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 6, 2019 at 12:27pm — No Comments


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Booze News: Wet Ticket Brewing Registers Label for Rahway or the Highway

As the federal government shutdown has ended, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is open and approving label registrations for small breweries throughout the country.  Wet Ticket Brewing in Rahway, NJ has jumped quickly back on the bandwagon with approval from the TTB coming on January 31st for a label for a new beer - Rahway or the Highway.…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 6, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Cigar News: Atabey Updates Packaging In Response To Counterfeiting

United Cigar, distributor of premium cigars in the United States announced today that measures have been put into place to prevent counterfeiting of their premium line from Selected Tobacco; Atabey. “Over the last year we have heard whispers of counterfeit or unbanded Atabeys” said Oliver Nivaud of United Cigars. “Regretfully, these whispers have turned into a reality and a few mislead consumers have felt the effects. Atabey is hand-rolled in Costa Rica and every cigar adorns the highly…

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Added by Trippopolis on February 5, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Booze News: Icarus Brewing Company Debuting There's Always Money In The Bullnana Stand and Licking Toads

With the Federal Government's shutdown over, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) back at work, Icarus Brewing Company in Lakewood, NJ is back to releasing some fun, new beers.  

On Monday, Icarus announced their collaboration with Bolero Snort - There's Always Money in the Bullnana Stand.  On their Facebook post announcing the…

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Added by Matt Ross on February 5, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

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